Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs' Former Apple Partner, Lines Up for iPhone 4S
The Apple co-founder camped out, iPad in hand, to buy the newest phone.
Steve Wozniak is a man of the people.
The Apple co-founder arrived, atop his signature Segway, at a Los Gatos, California, Apple store on Thursday to wait for his iPhone 4S with the general populace.
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"I want to get mine along with the millions of other fans," Wozniak tells CNN. "I just want to be able to talk to my phone."
A continued Apple enthusiast, Wozniak's role in the company is limited to his status as employee #1 in company records and receiving "a couple hundred dollars every two weeks."
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With fellow co-founder Steve Jobs passing away just a week before the 4S' release, Wozniak reportedly fielded many condolences and expressions of grief from his comrades in the 18-hour line and passersby.
Now, the 61-year-old computer engineer obviously did not have to wait in life. His connections to the company could have gotten him access quite easily. But Wozniak apparently enjoys the consumer experience. He doesn't even speak Apple colleagues about products in development because he doesn't want the surprise ruined.
When the Los Gatos Apple store opened its doors at 8:00 a.m., Wozniak was the first to get his phone, though he admitted he'd already pre-ordered two to be sent to his home. This one was for his wife.